Aloha pumehana e nā poʻe heluhelu,
Ma ka lā 22 o Malaki, ua halawai mākou me Mika Yamaji. He Senior Coordinator ʻo ia no ka First North America Division MOFA. Ua walaʻau nui mākou no ma kahi o hoʻokahi hola e pili ana i ko Iāpana Foreign Policy. ʻO kekahi o nā mea nui aʻu i hoʻomaopopo ai mai ka halawai, ʻo ka mua, ka mālama ʻana i ko lākou lāhui. Ua hoihoi loa au i ka ʻike a nā alakaʻi Kepani e hoʻāʻo ana e hoʻohui i nā poʻe i Iāpana ma ke ʻano he hana lōkahi no ka mea ʻo ka pahuhopu o ka poʻe Kepanī, makemake lākou e holomua ma ke ala maikaʻi no ka nui poʻe. Kōkua nui lākou i nā lāhui like ʻole. He puʻuwai hāmama ko lākou. Nui kā lākou haʻawi palena ʻole pū i nā lāhui ʻē aʻe a kōkua nui lākou e hoʻomaʻalahi i nā mea no ka nui poʻe. Eia naʻe, Aloha pū au i ke kūlia ʻana o nā poʻe Kepanī i ka nuʻu i maikaʻi loa i loko nō o ka loli ʻana o nā kānawai. ʻIke leʻa mākou aia he mau mea like me ko Hawaiʻi. Me ia mau manaʻo, mahalo nui au i ka hoʻolohe ʻana aku e pili ana i nā moʻaukala Kepani. MAHALO!
Warm greeting to all readers,
On March 22, We met with Mr. Yamaji. He is a Senior Coordinator for First North America Division MOFA. We talked a lot for about an hour, about Japanʻs Foreign Policy. Some of the important things that I remember from the halawai, firstly, caring for their people. I was very intrigued in seeing the Japanese leaders try to gather the people of Japan to work together because the goal of the Japanese people is that they want to continue heading on a better path for everyone. They help many nations tremendously. They have open hearts. Their giving to other nations are never ending and they help plenty by making things easier for everyone. However, I also love that the Japanese people continue to strive for greatness despite the changing of their laws. We can easily see the similarities with Hawaiians. With these thoughts I am very thankful for listening to the Japanese history. Thanks!